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MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 8:00pm EST
president obama is joining forces with the unions and actually ruining the economy. but progressives say the president is keeping the union fight at arm's lent. former governor jennifer granholm joins us. >>> and a man at a town hall for republicans, congressman paul broun asked when will the president be shot, and the congressman laughs. and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. >>> as the rnc goes after president obama tying him to the union agenda,ç the media arm, x news, declares the political discord in wisconsin union busting. >>> and a man at a town hall asks when is going to shoot obama. it took republican congressman paul broun three days to figure out he should condemn what he heard. >>> 100% politics. have you looked at the list of the
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2011 3:00am EST
. the meeting with president obama, william daley, and the three house republicans lasted over an hour. it focused mainly on the economy. three house republicans lasted over an hour. it focused mainly on the economy. all parties involved came out making optimistic sounds about bipartisanship. >> he thought it was very constructive. >> whether it is education, whether it is tax policy, whether it's trade, or even cutting spending, i think we can find common ground. >> i guess the particulars in the details will be where the disagreements may lie. >> but the republican leadership's disagreements may not be only with democrats.ç joining me now, msnbc analyst and author of revival, richard wolf. richard, the meeting today in the white house, was there any possibility of any real governing decisions being made there? >> no, my sources tell me they stuck to generalities and stuck to what is essentially a high stakes poker game. the white house does not want to put a cause out on the table. they want to see what republicans put out there in terms of specifics as the package run at the top o
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 3:00am EST
president obama released his budget, he held a press conference to defend it, and issued his first veto threat to the republican house. >> what weighs ten pounds and pleases nobody. >> not good to get a head line on the first day. >> president obama is back to a campaign message on budget cutting. >> we have to be careful. again, let's use a scalpel, not a machete. >> called a budget cut, not a budget massage. >> he is playing a delicate game. >> the government's credit card is on fire. >> where the president cuts with a scalpel republicans are cranking up the chain saw. >> house republicans prepare to offer their deep spending cuts. >> president obama effectively punting it. >> republicans will not punt. everything is on the table. >> the republicans accuse the president of punting and then to punt back. >> the gop is saying that the president punted on this. >> republicans have punted for the past year on all these issues. >> it is going to get boring. >> why are republicans already saying they won't compromise, the tea party won't let them, even if it costs jobs. >> the federal gover
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
president obama is doing the right thing in protecting the people of egypt on their desired road to democracy. that's "hardball" now. thanks for being with us. the last word with lawrence o'donnell starts now. >>> on the first day of black history month, president obama finds himself in the middle of struggles for rights. the right to democracy in egypt and the right to health care here at home. >> i believe health care is a right and not a privilege. >> that's wrong. it's unconstitutional. >> a judge ruling the health care reform unconstitutional. it's about rights. >> states have rights. >> he wrote quote, the act, like a defectively watch needs to be resigned. >> buying stuff can be regulated. but, if i am not buying anything, how can you regulate me for not doing anything? >> republicans are calling it proof that the law is massive overreach. the requirement, this bill falls. what about other mandates? is it against the law to be required to have automobile insurance? >> the president did not want to return to last year's fights. we'll have the supreme court decision on healt
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
a minute, doesn't glenn beck said obama pushes the socialist agenda? his stuff is loony. loony toon. that's "hardball" more politics ahead with cenkuyger. >>> more violence in egypt. journalists attacked, aid workers attacked and there's expected to be huge protests tomorrow. tomorrow is the big, big day. it's more important than ever that mubarak leave now. and the u.s. government has got to do everything possible to make that happen. earlier today, it was a scene of pitch battles between supporters and opponents of the government. we'll have a live report from cairo in just a second. also tonight, the republicans end their massive hypocrisy on the budget. i'm going to break it down iffer you and show you how their budget makes no sense. and the conservatives have the nerve to attack president obama on egypt, given what they've done in foreign policy? i'm going to rip them apart. first, based on the events today, i think mubarak is finally done. the army threw out the pro-mubarak supporters from the tahrir square late last night. they stopped the violence that was coming from the pro-mub
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
? does it feel that way? well, it is a fact. president obama is still under attack for being a tax-and-spend liberal. and for redistributing the wealth in america. my commentary on that coming up. a congressman says federal judges should be put on the endangered species list and an alabama state senator talks about illegal immigration and tells republicans to empty the clip? okay. and the tea party town hall convenes in washington. just as a colorado republican calls it quits. he says, he's tired of the nuts. so am i. this is the story that has me fired up. tonight we lead it off just reminding you, don't ever let any republican lie to you about president obama. he is not a tax-and-spend liberal. income tax payments are at a 60-year low and conservatives won't give president obama an ounce of credit, any credit at all. see, they want to defeat him. the republicans have created a tax narrative around this president right from the beginning. >> he's hiding his real agenda of redistributing your hard earned money. >> the american people are asking the question, where are the jobs? the
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2011 3:00am EST
's still about half of what private sector pensions do. >> critics, including president obama, disagree. >> public employees, they're our neighbors. >> it's not like people are just looking for something to be upset about. >> meanness takes hold after a while and it poisons the whole atmosphere. >> democratic senators in the state are now taking extreme measures. >> democratic lawmakers are now fleeing the state. >> police officers are now looking for democrats in the state's legislature who are refusing to show up for a controversial vote. >> the legislative agenda has ground to a halt. >> while workers protest in wisconsin, washington republicans work on their own cuts and threaten a government shutdown. >> the only people cheering for government shutdown around here are democrats. >> we're terribly disappointed that speaker boehner can't control the votes in his caucus. >> if march 4th comes around and there is no agreement on this current budget, there will be a government shutdown. >> read my lips -- we're going to cut spending. >> read my lips. >> we're going to cut spending. >> g
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
's our top story tonight. >>> another huge story today, president obama as of today will not defend -- will not defend the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act, doma, his attorney general will not go into the act to enforce the two big provisions, the one keeping provisions of one state affecting another state and the policy, that only a marriage between a man and woman will be recognized until federal law. that's a huge victory for gay rights activists and a big debate tonight on "hardball." >>> the republicans act like they're ready for a fight. so do democrats. history shows when that's the case, you get a fight. watch this battle of chicken when neither truck wants to swerve. government shutdown on the way. both sides think this is a fight they can win, and who is right? >>> yawn thune says he's sitting out 2012, back president obama will be too touch to beat. we're going to check in with the "hardball" strategists on that point. watch what happened when someone scut newt gingrich how he squares his personal marital history with his professed values. time timely this
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 11:00pm EST
holder, president obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man who he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to put another check mark in the column of bou
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 9:00am EST
they took control. and digging in. the egyptian protest gets even bigger while the obama administration lays out its position in the clearest terms yet. and that's amore? silvio burr les cony must stand trial. it's wednesday, february 9th, 2011. good morning. >> i guess that was your italian accent. >> the best i could. i did -- when you had a day off. so french and italian, phony french and italian. >> you're a man of the world. at the top for us, leaders who lunch. president obama will sit down today for a private lunch with republican house leader boehner, cantor and mccarthy. this comes on the heels of a lunch with mcconnell last week. kelly o'donnell is msnbc capitol hill correspondent. so much to get to including that surprise vote, but let's start with this lunch. they're going to sit down, break bread, but it come ons the context of republican leader cantor being pretty critical of the president just recently. >> this is really an important step forward if either side is going to deliver on the idea of working together. the president has extended this invitation to lunch. if soup's o
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 8:00pm EST
suppression. >> according to attorney general eric holder, president obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
. it actually makes his position worse. >> well, president obama last night did say that mubarak does need to begin to stoep down, however you interpret that. apparently president mubarak doesn't agree. so is him sending out here people to -- the pro mubarak forces on camels and horses, et cetera, to beat down the protestors, is that his answer to president obama? saying basically, i'm not listening. >> i don't think it's his answer to president obama. i think it's him saying i don't want to leave. and i think it's an act of desperation. i know president mubarak. i think he has a real sense of egypt as a wonderful great country. but nobody should be president for 30 years, and i think he thinks if he tries some of the things that might have worked in the past he can stay there. it's not going to work this time. it's just not going to work. the momentum has grown too much. and i think the more things like the people on the horseback, the molotov cocktails and all, the hard it is for him to be able to leave with any semblance of dignity and authority. the time has come. now, whether that tim
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
as the protests break a new record, the obama admiration is backing off calling for immediate reform. disaster. we enter their fact-free zone tonight. on thursday, the republicans in the house are going to unveil their new round of spending cuts. they say they will cut on the floor 15% of discretionary spending from the domestic budget, including the money needed to regulate the banks. how convenient. they also want to cut money for food safety. yeah, who needs safe food? now, why do we need they so-called -- they're definitely drastic, but why the so-called cuts? because they blew up our budget over these massive tax cuts. republicans are addicted to these tax cuts. every time they run for office they promise move. they love to tell you that the democrats want to take more of your hard-earned money. well, this weekend the president unfortunately fed the freak-out machine with this comment. >> do you deny you're a man that wants to redistribute wealth? >> absolutely. i didn't raise taxes once. i lowered taxes over the last two years. >> that revved up the right-wing blogosphere and immediately sta
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 2:00am EST
.com, thank you so much. tonight in our phone call survey i asked should president obama and congress raise taxes to balance the budget? 77% of you said yes. 23% of you said no. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. thanks for watching tonight here in our new time slot. >>> right versus far right. let's play hardball. >> good evening, i'm chris matthews in boston. leading off tonight, fight on the right. for the first time in decades we're looking at a real split in the conservative movement. this time over foreign policy. on one side, bill crystal, support the democracy movement in egypt, see the gop as freedom party. tea party, beck and palin were pushing conspiracy theories involving collaboration by the two president bushes and president obama or all three in fact in a muslim world order. this weird fight is our gripping top story tonight. next, donald rumsfeld, former defense secretary has been promoting a book in which he says, contrary to the facts, it was president bush who first pushed fighting the war in iraq after 9/11 when it was, yes, mr. rumsfeld yourself, sir. plus you want t
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy. drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are strad aheat. this is "first look" on mb. >>> we begin this morning with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition of power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egyptian protesters in cairo accept a timetable slow down remains to be seen. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation is such a good idea. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election in 60 days and given what's going on, there are questions whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the gov
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 5:30am EST
expire at the end of this month. >>> president obama is expected to host house republican leaders at the white house for a little lunch in what the administration says is an effort to improve cooperation across party lines. those attending include speaker john boehner, majority leader eric cantor and majority whip kevin mccarthy. mccarthy will be on "morning joe" later this morning, by the way. cantor will apparently head into today's meeting not pleased, let's put it that way, after the president's speech to the chamber of comments. said obama's remarks, this sort of quid pro quo, that if washington acts to whatever it is the president is proposing, whether it's reducing the corporate rates or whether it's passing trade bills, business owes it to the country to do x, y, z, i think, the government is missing its mark. >>> they'll have language to with hold funding now. they say they'll just withhold funding. cantor says i expect to see one way or the other the product coming out of the house to the speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for that, talking about the he
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2011 5:30am EST
it. >>> getting more republican reaction to the obama administration's handling of the egyptian crisis. speaker john boehner said the white house dealt with ton rest as best it could. >> egypt's been a strong ally 0 the united states for 30 years and this is clearly a very complex situation. but when people are crying out for freedom, when they're crying out for democracy, i think our country has a responsibility to listen. >> and do you think president obama did it efficiently, effectively? >> i think they have handled a difficult situation about as well as it could be handled. >> senator john mccain said the united states should have anticipated what happened in egypt. >> we should have seen this coming when the egyptian government failed to move forward with a process of demott riization. >> some of the harshest criticism of former governor of minnesota pawlenty hoping to run against president obama in 2012 slamming the administration for a quote nearly incoherent response. >> what should president obama have said to the protesters? what would you have done with the first ins
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm EST
with ce cenk uyger. >>> president obama's budget cuts go towards the right. did the right give him any credit for it? what do you think? here's what he got for his effo efforts. nothing. tens of thousands of protesters march in the streets s os of t as tear gas is used on them. i'm going to debate tonight on the social revolution in iraq opinion plus, exposing a huge divide in the republican party. they're booing and hollering at each other. and ron fall is driving the accomplishment crazy. who's right and who's wrong? an explosive associated press speci special. an investigation shows dead detainees with zero accountability. a reporter reveals all the details tonight. now today, president obama rolled out hids nes nearly $4 trillion budget. it axes $1 trillion in programs for the next ten years. let's look at the numbers. he has cut $200 billion over the next two years. $200 billion in saving s. that's got to do it, right? that's a huge amount to cut. let's do math. i like math on this program. as you remember, nay just had an $858 billion in tax cuts over the next two years. when yo
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
obama in 2007. >> and understand this, if american workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when i'm in the white house, i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself and walk on that picket line with you as president of the united states ofç america, because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner. >> oh, that is so true. where is that man? where is he? what happened? now that you're in the white house you couldn't find a comfortable pair of shoes to get out there on that picket line. he said i'll be right there with you. since thursday, not a word, not a word. what has he done since collective bargaining rights of the people in wisconsin have been challenged? i'm telling you. he doesn't have comfortable shoes on, he has comfortable slippers on. and he put them on. of course, the excuse he always uses is oh, no, it would be a distraction. it would seem like -- of course it's political! it's a tough political fight. you know who they could use? they could use their leader. but he hasn't gone out there. he hasn't even said
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 2:00am EST
. >>> president obama is the same guy he was a man of the middle. today he went into the lion's den, the united states chamber of congress. the republican leaning group he's done battle with for over two years. our leader will do anything to get this economy moving and creating jobs. and sarah palin's out there preaching journalism, the politician who couldn't tell katie couric what she reads is now telling us what to write. she wants to teach us fair and balanced like where she works over at fox. >>> on the 100th anniversary of his birth, ronald reagan has become that rare transcended figure in american politics. i have questions for the people that made the big documentary on him. would reagan who opposed aggression have attacked iraq? finally, i know the lyrics to "the star spangled banner" are tough, but couldn't christina aguilera have learned the words before presenting it to the world? ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ the perilous fight ♪ what so proudly we watched ♪ as the twilight's last gleaming ♪ >> tonight's side show. we start with glenn beck. david brock is t
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 3:00am EST
president obama's healthcare reform, but today they interrupted his speech with applause. but not as much as o'reilly interrupted him yesterday. >> thank you. i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. >> president obama's monday begins with a standing ovation from a major opponent, the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> he's walking into the lion's den. >> president obama tries mending fences with big business. >> this is clearly the bill daley white house strategy. >> i just want to encourage you to get in the game. >> first, a new business minded white house chief of staff, then cozying up to the chamber. >> i think it's a really bad idea. >> where does that leave progressives? howard dean will explain. >> liberal democrats like myself thinking with the president and the chamber of commerce about how we create jobs in this country. >> you have the u.s. chamber of commerce putting millions of dollars to run against democrats, to run against the healthcare legislation. >> applause from the chamber the day after the president suffers nonstop bill o'reilly interruptions. >> you see how o
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2011 3:00am EST
, expected mubarak to step down tonight. that was obviously incorrect intelligence. >> for barack obama, tomorrow he will face a different kind of crisis, much more volatile. >> that is really vintage mubarak. >> i mean, he's been our puppet dictator. we built his army. >> so his interests have been our interests. >> what worries me a great deal, the army might intervene. >> going to be a tense night out here. >> good evening. in cairo, thousands of angry protesters have entered day 18 of an uprising, calling for president hosni mubarak to leave. when day breaks there, many fear it will be the most dangerous day of the crisis. all day today, the world anticipated mubarak would announce that he would step down. instead, he stepped up to a podium in his palace and said this -- >> while i'm fully aware of the crossroad we are at and based on my firm conviction that egypt is going through a defining moment in its history, i have seen that it is required to delegate the powers of -- and authority of the president to the vice president as per the constitution. >> handing over authority to vic
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2011 5:00am EST
president obama says he's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news of a franklin's focus group with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? wow. >> well, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%. they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who picked the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus-attenders. republicans, religion, and realty, our top story tonight. >>> plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november they threatened republicans, we thought. now they help vote down an extension of the patriot act. orrin hatch is so afraid of getting primaried, it looks like he crashed a tea party event last night. >>> it's the right wingers who talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard and egypt and not the supporters, people in tahrir square? could it be that they see fre
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
of the revolution in egypt. tonight what you need to know about how the right plans to run against president obama. if this is the starting lineup i can only imagine what characters they have sitting on the bench. today the unrest erupted in yemen and bahrain and iran. there's no footage, of course, because they won't allow it but our producer reports thousands have gathered and fought with security forces in tehran. could we be witnessing the start of a new iranian revolution and you might even end up having a republic over there. obama presents his budget. is what he showed us and the republicans today a lure, a first attempt to bring both sides together and cut the debt? and glenn beck may be losing it. what else can you say when he say the communists are behind the egyptian revolution. and the islamists are trying to infiltrate the american right-wing. let's begin with the right-wing jamboree called cpac. the washington bureau chief for mother jones and msnbc political analyst and josh marshall is founder of talking points memo. here's a taste of what we heard at cpac didn't interesting things
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
that president obama was not born in america. what this means is that in order to be nominated for the republican nomination a republican has to pretend or actually deny that president obama is a legitimate president he would be running against. the lie that won't die is our top story tonight. and speaking of those republican candidates, where are they? why hasn't a serious candidate even declared yet? could it be as joe scarborough suggests in politico this morning that they secretly believe that obama is going to be very hard to beat next year? "morning joe" himself joins us tonight. joe scar borough in ten minutes. >>> plus, the phony case for war against iraq. "the guardian" reports today that the source the bush administration relied on known as curveball believed that -- there was no weapons of mass nuclear weapons. no wonder donald rumsfeld doesn't repeat the lie in his new book. the budget. i get the politics but why is president willing to cut programs he knows work. final out on a limbaugh. we've been looking for a republican that would say limbaugh doesn't represent the republican par
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
that president obama is a muslim? well, it gets worse. they also think that the president hates america. first lady michelle obama re spopds. this is the story that has me fired up first tonight, folks. for the second time this week, president obama reached out to the obstructionists who were on a mission to see him fail. on monday, the president went over to the chamber of commerce and told america's business leaders to show some economic patriotism but creating some jobs. well, today the president had house republicans over for lunch. he met with john boehner, house majority whip kevin mccarthy and eric cantor. cantor was smauking smack before the big lunch with the president. cantor took the president to task for his statement that he made in the chamber on monday. >> as we work with you to make america a better place to do business, i'm hoping that all of you are thinking what you can do for america. ask yourselves what you can do to hire more american workers. what you can do to support the american economy and invest in this nation. >> what you can do to help america. it's a golden sound
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2011 3:00am EST
to his combative approach to new jersey's democratic dominated legislature. he mocked his obama-backed predecessor john core sooin who said he would sleep on a cot in his office until the new jersey cries i was averted. >> i said you want to pass income tax increase, that's fine. i am going to veto it. and if you want to close down the government because of that, that's fine. but i want to tell you something. i am not moving any cot into the office to sleep in here. take a look at me. you think i'm sleeping on a cot? we submitted a budget that cut real spending 9% year over year. every department of state government was cut. and we balanced the budget without any new or increased taxes. >> then he attacked president obama for pushing investments in his state of the union speech. >> the big things are high speed rail. the big things are high speed internet access. a million electric cars on the road by some date. ladies and gentlemen, that is the candy of american politics. those are not the big things, because let me guarantee you something. if we don't fix the real big things,
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2011 11:00pm EST
finally tonight, earlier in the text survey, i asked should president obama withdraw u.s. support from the government? results are in. 76% said yes and 24% said no. this is the ed show. we will see you tomorrow night >> i do believe we will transition to mean change. >> peaceful transition to real democracy. >> the white house watches egypt, a new crisis breaks out at home. >> breaking news in the efforts to repeal president obama's health care law. >> a federal judge just declared a key part of president obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional. >> the judge cited and sued to overturn the law and cannot force people to buy health insurance. >> the up rising is just the latest test for the obama white house. >> some people who are looking at this through a political lens. >> everyone's egypt talking points sound bipartisan. >> we have a responsibility to respond. >> it's not up to us to give the egyptians advice about this. >> it's not who retains power, but how are we going to respond? >> politics can break out at any moment. >> the worst possible example is what happened to jimm
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
the obama administration predicted. i think it's a time for straight talk diplomatically and i'm sure it is is happening between the obama administration is the mubarak government. >> i was talking to a senior administration official who said that mubarak may have sent these people out to show to the people of egypt and the world that he is needed during this next eight months for this transition, that he is not going to leave right away as the u.s. has been privately telling him that he has to do, that he is needed to preserve law and order. and that is not the military doing this, these are these people, mubarak supporters who have been seen in previous elections. they are known commonly as thugs. is that a credible scenario? >> you know, it's hard to believe that the attacks by these pro mubarak forces against these peaceful demonstrators were not ashifted by the government. it seems to me reasonable to assume that there was some government comris complicit in these attacks. for large days they were peaceful in tahrir square and they were kids. there were older people. there were s
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2011 2:00am EST
claims that the obama administration is taking its orders from fundamentalist muslims who have been infiltrated into the conservative organization as well. what's next? tell us to shoot somebody else in the head? wow. plus here's what donald rumsfeld remembers in his new book that president bush came to him two weeks after 9/11 and talked about war with iraq. here's what he forgets that whiling the pentagon was still smoldering that day it was rumsfeld himself who was targeted saddam hussein despite the fact that iraq didn't attack us. tonight we play rummy. while republicans wanted to run, president obama seems to be launching his re-election campaign, today he hit two points republicans love to question, his christianity and winning the future. guess who suddenly is looking stronger for 2012. let me finish with glenn beck's cracker barrel crack up. let me start with the situation in egypt. joining me on the phone in cairo is nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard, what do we make of this call for trials of president mubarak and people like vice president omar
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 5:30am EST
of suleiman. >>> back at home, president obama calling on business executives to, quote, get in the game and start investing the nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheet. speaking to the chamber of commerce yesterday, obama admits he's had a sometimes contentious relationship with this lobbying group. >> it's good to be here today at the chamber of commerce. i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. i strolled over from across the street. look, maybe if we -- if we had brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> president defended the need for government regulation but promised to get rid of those that are a burden for businesses. >> over the last two years i've sought advice from many of you as you were grappling with the worst recession most of us have ever known. it's a recession that led to some very difficult decisions. for many of you, that meant restructuring. and branch closings and layoffs. that i know were very painful to make. for my administration it meant a series of emergency measures that i would not have
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Feb 1, 2011 2:00am EST
and 24% said no. this is the ed show. we will see you tomorrow night >>> big test for obama, this is "hardball". >>> good evening i'm chris >>> good evening i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight who is next. to appreciate what's happening in cairo and potential for spreading beyond egypt consider this. a reporter reports chinese authorities are censoring the word egypt from social networking sites. if the chinese government is worried imagine the frayed nerves in syria, saudi arabia, jordan and other countries in the middle east. for a seventh straight day crowds gathered in cairo today calling for an to end the three decade-long regime of hosni mubarak. he's promising not to fire on protesters but also refusing to step aside. mubarak sitting avenue cabinet has done nothing to blunt calls for his removal. we'll go to richard engel for the latest. there's something at stake for the united states which is careful not to choose sides publicly. egypt is a u.s. ally of course and has helped keep the peace with israel. it's a partner in the struggle against islamic
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Feb 7, 2011 4:00am EST
on democrats like president obama? joining us, more from james baker, reagan's chief of staff, former reagan speech writer peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea mitchell. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. we go first live to cairo where nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is joining us again live on the scene in cairo. richard, what is the latest there? >> reporter: there appear to have been major breakthroughs after negotiations today between members of the opposition and the vice president of egypt. according to a government statement that we just received, egypt has made several very significant concessions. one, two end the emergency law that has been in place in this country since 1981 as soon as security on the ground here permits. two, to allow more candidates to run for president, to allow greater freedom of the press , o suspend future meetings of parliament until allegations of corruption and electoral fraud are flushed out, to respect and appreciate the youth movement in th
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Feb 14, 2011 9:00am EST
secretary and how the point of jay carney change president obama's messaging robert gibbs is probably sleeping in about now. happy valentine's day, chuck. >> i have my red tie on. i saw the budget going from the new executive office building on my way in. you can see it wrapped in the palettes of that crazy stuff. also governor hayley barber is running for president. wait until you see this interview. reports that popular energy drinks may pose serious health risks to young adults didn't see that coming. we will get to the president's budget just released. it's a plan for the nation to live within its means while investing in the future with targeted spending. >> it's the beginning of a battle of $3.7 trillion and reducing the deficit by 1.1 trillion over 10 years. 2/3 is from spending cuts and 1/3 from tax increases. obama's budget slashes $100 billion from summer school grants to the college pell grant system in order to continue funding other parts of the pell program. $78 billion in defense cuts and decreases in low income heating assistance by 50% and caps on itemized deductions
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Feb 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
him to do to helm the flight. just moments, we are hearing from president obama live. he's expected to take questions on egypt for the first time in a joint news conference that's going to take place with the canadian prime minister, steven harper. nbc's chuck todd in the old executive office building. chuck joins us now to talk about this. we understand, though, is this something that the white house is going to talk about right away, the fact that egyptian officials and exit strategies they want for mubarak? what is the most feasible possibility? >> reporter: well, we do expect to hear something from the president on egypt, even potentially prepared remarks, robert gibbs at the press briefing, seemed to hint at that. but, yes, that's going to be among the obvious questions, which is what is the most recent thing that the american government has asked of mubarak. there was a cryptic news report out of egypt that the vice president, suleiman, said there would not be transfers of powers, implying that somebody asked that there be some transfer of power from mubarak to suleiman or per
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